28 Jun 2013

SHREWSBURY’S Darwin Shopping Centre is again acting as an art gallery to promote local artists.
The centre has made a shop available as a “taster” to display the work of 33 artists based in and around Shrewsbury who will open their studios to the public for four days next month (July).
Shrewsbury Open Studios 2013 takes place over the first two weekends in July the  6th and 7th,...

28 Jun 2013

Children aged 12 - 16 from low income families in and around the Shropshire area, need not miss out on the vital experience of a summer holiday. The Youth Hostelling charity YHA (England and Wales) has 90 bursaries available, which will pay 40% of the costs of a week-long residential summer camp.

The bursaries are available to youngsters in receipt of free school meals and have put YHA...

27 Jun 2013

A Shropshire home builder has won a prestigious business award at a ceremony, the biggest of its kind in the UK outside London.

Shrewsbury based Saxonby was presented with the best Business in the Community accolade at the 13th annual Shropshire Business Awards. Held at Telford International Centre on 14 June and organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and The Shropshire Star...

27 Jun 2013

A team of shop staff have got on their bikes to raise a mountain of cash for cancer charities.

Store manager Martin Woodhouse and three colleagues from M&S in Shrewsbury’s busy Darwin Centre they donned lycra for a non-stop Le Mans-style cycling challenge around the Rockingham circuit in Northamptonshire.

And while Martin, Team Captain, Emma Cassidy, Commercial Manager, and...

27 Jun 2013

The Phoenix Singers conducted by their Guest Conductor- Ros Crouch, will be performing at 7.30pm on Saturday 29th June in St. Alkmund's Church, Shrewsbury with a 'food & drink themed evening of entertainment. The 40-strong choir will be singing a variety of tunes ranging from Molly Malone, Tequila Samba  and Sing a Song of Sixpence to The Handsome Butcher (by Matyas Seiber); and Bring us...

26 Jun 2013


TV presenter Stelios Kiosses will be making a star appearance at Shrewsbury Market Hall on Sunday June 30 as part of the town’s food festival attractions.

The food-loving TV psychotherapist from the popular Channel 4 series ‘The Hoarder Next Door’, will be compering a live gourmet demonstration,

The market hall is staging a rolling programme of demonstrations...

26 Jun 2013

One of Shrewsbury’s longest running eateries is celebrating the Shrewsbury Food Festival weekend with a nostalgic afternoon tea service.

The Market Buffet, in Shrewsbury Market Hall, is laying on an impressive traditional spread of delicate finger sandwiches, cream scones, sponge cake, strawberry cream cupcakes, velvery chocolate mousse and chocolate raisin slice.

The popular...

26 Jun 2013

Children will be able to try their hand at creating culinary works of art in a series of cupcake decorating workshops at Shrewsbury Market Hall during the town’s food festival weekend.

Cake creator Liz Pyman, of Mamapie’s Bake Shop, will be teaching youngsters the rudimentaries of icing and colouring these popular little sponge delicacies in workshops on June 29 and 30.


25 Jun 2013

The Ludlow Arts Festival, in the stunning castle grounds kicked off this past weekend.

Tickets available for all the performances until 30 June visit the Festival’s website at www.ludlowartsfestival.co.uk

25 Jun 2013

Enthusiastic passers-by are needed to come and cheer on historic vehicle convoys as they weave their way through the region’s streets, as part of two action-packed weekends of nostalgia at the Severn Valley Railway.
The convoys will take place on both days of the Railway’s two Step Back to the 1940s weekends, on 29th-30th June and 6th-7th July, during which the whole railway will be...


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